Cambodia morning news for November 7

Cambodia morning news for November 7

Cambodia morning newsCancellation of EBA could hit Kingdom real estate
The speedy development of Cambodia’s real estate sector has been a key factor in the country’s constant GDP growth of around 7%. Indeed, growth has hovered at this level for nearly a decade.
— Khmer Times

UAE to Provide Credit Line of $500M to Cambodia, Pledges to Invest in Gas Sector
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have expressed their willingness to further assist Cambodia on economic development, particularly granting $500 million of credit line to Cambodia to import Arabian products to the kingdom, Prince Adam Amed Dalmook Al Maktuom, member of the ruling royal family of Dubai, one of the six ruling families of the United Arab Emirates, told Prime Minister Hun Sen in a courtesy call on Tuesday at the Peace Palace Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Minister of Information Says Cambodia Wants VOA and RFA to Have Offices in Phnom Penh
Cambodia has never banned Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA)’s broadcasts, and that Cambodian people are still able to listen to these two radio broadcasts as usual, Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith told outgoing U.S Ambassador to Cambodia William A. Heidt in a farewell meeting on Tuesday at the ministry.
— Fresh News

Better technologies needed for rice production
Rice production in the Mekong Delta needs more modern technologies and better cooperation among farmers, experts said during a conference in Can Tho city on Friday.
— Phnom Penh Post

E-commerce Law closer to approval
The current draft of the long-awaited e-commerce law is expected to gain the approval of the Council of Ministers before the end of the year, according to a high-ranking official.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s ISPs Encounter DDoS
Some of Cambodia’s major internet service providers (ISPs), including EZECOM, SI Net, Digi, and others have encountered Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), causing internet speed to decrease sharply.
— Fresh News

Food safety requires stronger cooperation, experts say
Government officials and industry experts yesterday highlighted the need for a stronger collaboration among authorities, the private and non-profit sectors and consumers to enhance food safety in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

CHRC President Receives UN Human Rights Expert
H.E. Keo Remy, Delegate Minister Attached to Prime Minister and President of Cambodia Human Rights Committee (CHRC), has received visiting United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Ms. Rhona Smith.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Cambodia must diversify its export base, says Chinese official
Cambodia must embark quickly and cohesively in an effort to diversify its manufacturing base to counteract the impact of any action taken against its major export industries, a Chinese official said.
— Khmer Times

Regaining trust in Preah Sihanouk province
The Cambodian government will install five working groups to manage and control the country’s famous coastal province of Preah Sihanouk after it was slammed for having security and environmental issues that were blamed on Chinese visitors.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, U.S. Reach Two Cultural Cooperation Agreements
Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Ars and the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh sign a Memorandum of Understanding concerning “the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archeological Material of Cambodia” for another additional five years from 2018-2023, and the agreement on “Conservation of the Northern Ancient Staircase at the 11th-Century Temple of Preah Vihear” project, in Phnom Penh this afternoon
— Agence Kampuchea Press

CMAC calls for end to dog meat consumption
The director of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre has called on people to stop eating dog meat and for better protection of the animals under the law as his organisation moves forward with training to have them locate landmines.
— Khmer Times

‘Green technology can increase productivity’
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has released a report which says four Cambodian industries could benefit from a green scenario that would improve resource productivity and decouple growth from environmental impacts.
— Phnom Penh Post

Rice seeds aid Stung Treng flood victims
Stung Treng authorities have provided nearly seven tonnes of rice seeds to families in Sdov commune affected by recent floods.
— Khmer Times

Report: Cambodia’s internet freedom slipping
Althought still ranked “Partly Free”, internet freedom in Cambodia is slipping, says a report by Freedom House, a US-based democracy, political freedom and human rights watchdog. But the deputy secretary of the Ministry of Justice said the report “did not reflect the truth”.
— Phnom Penh Post

UAE extends $500 million credit line to Cambodia
The United Arab Emirates announced it will give Cambodia $500 million in credit to buy and import products from the emirates.
— Khmer Times

Kuwait to Welcome 5,000 Cambodian Workers with Good Working Conditions
Cambodia will send the first group of 5,000 workers to Kuwait in 2019, Minister of Labor and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng said in late October while receiving a courtesy call from Minister of Social Affairs and Labour of Kuwait, Hend Subaih Barak Alsubaih.
— Fresh News

Australian to be deported for overstaying visa
The Phnom Penh Municipal Immigration Department on Sunday detained an Australian national for overstaying her visa in the Kingdom and failing to pay for her lunch.
— Khmer Times

Smith: Government could improve rights to lessen EBA issue
UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith said the government could if it chose improve human rights in Cambodia, “and then there will be not so much issue if EBA [the EU’s preferential Everything But Arms agreement] or indeed any other agreement is at stake”.
– Phnom Penh Post

Road crashes ‘leading cause of death’
The death and injury toll caused by traffic accidents in Cambodia remains a major concern for the government, despite the number of road mishaps falling during the first nine months of this year, a Ministry of Public Works and Transport official said on Monday.
– Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap City Hosts a Regional Forum on Agroecology Futures
Cambodia’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, H.E. Veng Sakhon (Pic. 1) delivers his remarks while he was presiding over in Siem Reap city, Siem Reap province, this morning the Opening Ceremony of a three-day (Nov. 6-8) Regional Forum on Agroecology Futures.
– Agence Kampuchea Press

Land activists nabbed for seeking PM’s intervention
Three land activists were briefly detained by the Daun Penh district authority on Monday after they attempted to submit petitions at Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence in the capital.
– Phnom Penh Post

For Cambodian-American, a Lesson on Winning in Losing Congressional Bid
Bopha Malone set out to win the race to represent residents of the Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District in Massachusetts, filing papers and meeting deadlines throughout the summer.
— Cambodia Daily

Cambodian genocide trial nears final verdict
A verdict in the genocide trial of Pol Pot’s surviving henchmen is due next week and the findings by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will have far-reaching legal ramifications for future tribunals.
— La Croix

Homegrown laptop Koompi captures Japan’s interest
A laptop built by a local startup may soon be sold across Asean, Japan and beyond, after garnering great interest in the local market.
— Khmer Times

Twelve migrant workers arrested in Thailand
Twelve migrant workers were arrested on Sunday in Thailand for illegally working at an electronics shop in Sua Pa Plaza market.
— Khmer Times

Outgoing U.S Ambassador to Cambodia Expresses His Regret as His Term Nears End
At the signing ceremony of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) and Memorandum of Understanding with Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts on Tuesday, outgoing U.S Ambassador to Cambodia William A. Heidt expressed his regret as his mission to Cambodia will end late November 2018.
— Fresh News

University staff accused of fraud
Four Norton University employees have been accused of defrauding 135 students out of money, according to a university announcement dated November 1, and sighted by The Post on Monday.
— Phnom Penh Post

Peacekeepers return from mission in Africa
Hundreds of peacekeepers yesterday returned home after completing a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic and South Sudan.
— Khmer Times

No Rights Problems in Cambodia, Official Asserts After Meeting With UN Envoy
There are no human rights violations in Cambodia, the head of a Cambodian government committee told reporters on Monday following talks with a United National rapporteur on the rights record of the autocratic Southeast Asian country that has been run by strongman Hun Sen for 33 years.
— Radio Free Asia

Licadho report notes 110 child sex abuse cases
Licadho yesterday unveiled its nine-month report on sexual abuse of children, noting that it registered 110 cases during the period.
— Khmer Times

Fake medicines production an international problem
Prime Minister Hun Sen has expressed his concern about the abundance of fake and substandard medicines in the market, calling them a danger to public health and social safety.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian students shine at Wuxi Institute of Commerce
Cambodian scholarship students at the Wuxi Vocational Institute of Commerce in China’s Jiangsu province have achieved academic achievements as well as character building.
— Khmer Times

Food poisoning leaves fifty hospitalised
At least 50 people including 47 students at the Pongro Secondary School in Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district suffered food poisoning on Monday and were rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment.
– Phnom Penh Post

Company undeterred by PM’s order to restore beach
A private company filling Preah Sihanouk province’s Praek Treng beach with soil is reluctant to dredge it despite a direct order from Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Phnom Penh Post

Six Senses to Open Krabey Island Resort in Cambodia
Luxury resort operator Six Senses is to open a beautiful new resort in Cambodia, close to one of the region’s most famous National Parks.
— Superyachts

Cambodia’s 83.02% Voter Turnout Is “Remarkable”: Counselor of Kuwait Embassy in Phnom Penh
Zaher M. Al-Khuraineg, Counselor of Kuwait Embassy in Phnom Penh, told Fresh News Founder and CEO Lim Chea Vutha in an interview at the embassy on Tuesday that the 83.02% of voter turnout in Cambodia’s general election held in July was a remarkable figure compared to only between 60 to 70 per cent of Kuwait’s voter turnout.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s Baha’i Temple Aims to Reach, Serve More
There are an estimated 6 million Baha’is worldwide, including several thousand in Cambodia, where the faith first carved out a foothold in the 1920s, said Hou Sopheap, the Baha’i House of Worship’s director.
— VOA Cambodia

 

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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, November 6.

 

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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